November 21, 2021 | healthcare

Eight percent of Kurdistan Region’s population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19: KRG official

SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Minister of Health Rahel Faraidun said on Saturday (November 20) that approximately eight percent of the Kurdistan Region’s population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while thirteen percent has had one shot.

During an appearance on NRT’s Tawtwe interview program, Faraidun said that teachers must receive the vaccine as they deal with a large number of students.

He said that the KRG will take stricter measures when necessary.

On October 25, KRG Spokesperson Jotiar Adil said that all teachers in the Kurdistan Region must be vaccinated by December 1 and all KRG employees by January 1.

Since a summer peak, COVID-19 cases have gradually been declining in the Kurdistan Region, though health authorities have noted a troubling spike in COVID-19 deaths recently.

According to the health ministry, there have been 371,832 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region. An official tally of 358,327 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 6,757 have died from it.


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